2011-12-16

The European Commission Launches Public Consultation for LED Deployment

As LED lighting is one of the most energy-efficient and versatile forms of lighting, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper and launched a public consultation on the future of LED-based lighting. Based on the promising future that faster LED deployment will ensure the success of Europe's lighting industry and help reduce energy use from lighting by 20% by 2020, the demands for citizens and businesses to refine the policy are increasing. As a result, a consultation will run until 29 February 2012 to collect feedback on the Commission's ideas. Digital A...
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2011-12-16

AIXTRON Received New MOCVD Reactors Order from Nantong Tongfang

AIXTRON SE has received a multiple AIX G5 HT reactors in 56x2-inch and 14x4-inch configurations order from Nantong Tongfang, China. Nantong Tongfang placed the order in the first quarter of 2011. Delivery of the systems has been started in the second quarter of 2011 and will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2011. A local AIXTRON support team will install and commission the new reactors in state-of-the-art clean-rooms at the company’s factory in China. The Chinese company will use these systems for the growth of high brightness LEDs. Acc...
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2011-12-14

Philips lights up Zurich’s Hardbrücke, Switzerland’s largest LED project

Royal Philips Electronics' LED lighting solutions have supported Zürich's Hardbrücke for Switzerland’s largest LED project. Hardbrücke wants to upgrade the lighting under the bridge and to improve security for pedestrians. Therefore, bicycle and pedestrian paths, as well as an additional lane for public transport and a newly laid tram line need to take into consideration. To meet the demands, the chosen lighting solution consists of Koffer2 fixtures on the bridge, while the underside of the 2.3 km long bridge is lit with 1,750 LEDline2 lu...
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2011-12-14

Cadmium-free Quantum Dots to be Used in Commercial LED Lighting

UK-based manufacturer of cadmium-free quantum dots, Nanoco, has signed a joint development agreement with a global LED lighting company. The colour performance of the quantum dot technology attracts commercial LED lighting. As a result, the cooperators will see the university spin-out's cadmium-free quantum dots (CFQD) technology used in high volume LED lighting systems. The 12 month agreement with the lighting company is expected to be followed either by further development work or by proceeding to product launch. But they haven’t disclosed the financial d...
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2011-12-14

Vishay Intertechnology Named 'OFweek 2011 Best Service Provider of LEDs'

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that the Company has been named by OFweek.com as the "OFweek 2011 Best Service Provider of LEDs." OFweek.com focuses on LED market research and is one of the biggest LED industry websites in China. To highlight the state of the LED industry, every year OFweek.com teams up with industry experts to recognize innovative companies and technologies with the "OFweek LED Industry Annual Awards of Excellent Enterprise and Product." This year's winners were selected from nominated LED manu...
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2011-12-13

UK Corporation Announces World's First Light Bulb Recycling Machine

UK corporation Revend Recycling Ltd, has launched an innovative reverse vending recycling machine for the collection and recycling of domestic light bulbs and domestic batteries. The machine is the “FIRST” domestic light bulb reverse vending recycling machine of its type in the World and has been jointly designed and developed by Revend Recycling Ltd and Repant ASA, a corporation listed on the Norwegian Stock Exchange. Increased demand for recycling light bulbs and the international change over to CFL and LED domestic light bulbs and the recyclin...
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2011-12-13

Optogan Cooperates with Ledison Patan to Expanse Turkish LED Lighting Market

Russian LED manufacture Optogan has set up partnership with Ledison Patan Ltd, to form a new sales office in Koceali, close to Izmit, Turkey. Ove Sörensen, senior director sales & business development at Optogan, pointed out that ,“For Turkey, we estimate a hundreds of millions Euro market for solid-state lighting luminaries within the next two years. Turkey, being the bridge between Europe and Asia, is a key hub for Optogan. With its strong labour force, biggest GDP growth rate in Europe, and a continuously growing population (with currently over ...
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2011-12-09

Philips Supplies Solar LED Home Lighting in South Africa

Recently, Philips has supplied  30 sustainable cooking stoves and 200 solar-driven LED home lighting for 200 households across the South African Ilembe district , to improve the lives of people living in rural communities. According to Philips ,the home lighting system is a complete LED lighting kit that has been designed to provide low-cost, highly efficient bright light for households and small businesses. The central solar panel-charged battery pack powers two LED lights. A full day's charging in the sun (8 hours) will provide enough light for a whole evening...
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2011-12-08

OSRAM Successfully Applies HPML Technology in iLite HPML LED light module a perfect match with reliable light systems

HPML LED light module a perfect match with reliable light systems   OSRAM, one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world, has successfully provided its trademarked High Power Modular Lamps Advance (HPML AD) light module in the iLite System, an inflatable and portable floodlight.    The iLite’s light head is a high-quality, extremely durable OSRAM 12-volt HPML AD module that is IP66-rated for dust and moisture protection.   The iLite is a mobile, portable, inflatable LED floodlight. It is freestandi...
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2011-12-08

Harvard Engineering Targets to LED Lighting Market

Wakefield-based LED driver module supplier Harvard Engineering has actively taken actions to tap into the LED lighting market. As Michael McDonnell, sales and marketing director at Harvard , said “It’s an exciting time to be involved in the lighting industry and we’re investing heavily to create in the research and development of our CoolLED drivers.” Recently, the company announced CoolLED Kompact and CoolLED 40W drivers are aimed at the professional lighting sector for powering high-brightness LEDs from a mains supply. The f...
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2011-12-07

OSRAM managing board meets Chinese minister Wan Gang

During his visit to the Bavarian state capital Munich, the Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang met the managing board of OSRAM AG. The discussions focused above all on questions concerning closer cooperation in the field of light-emitting diodes, in short LED. The chairman of the managing board at OSRAM AG, Wolfgang Dehen, emphasized: “The discussions were of enormous importance to us notably with a view to the great significance of the Chinese lighting market.”   Following its inspection of a pioneering OSRAM test inst...
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2011-12-07

Seoul Semiconductor Enters Into a Cross-License Agreement with Philips

Lately, Seoul Semiconductor and Royal Philips Electronics have agreed to enter into a cross-license agreement covering patents relating to specific LED technology areas. According to the arrangement, each party gains access to a substantial part of the other party's patent portfolios for various LED level technologies. “We are very excited about our Acrich family of products and especially Acrich2, which was introduced in October 2011. Acrich2 eliminates many of the technical barriers associated with traditional high-voltage and AC-driven LED solutions&...
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2011-12-07

Taiwan Forepi Ordered Aixtron´s Brand New CRIUS II-XL Reactor for HB-LEDs

Taiwan Forepi has ordered an Aixtron CRIUS II-XL reactor in a 19x4-inch configuration to manufacture indium gallium nitride epiwafers for HB-LEDs. The order came in the third quarter of 2011, initially for the CRIUS II-L version, and was immediately converted into Aixtron´s brand new XL-configuration right after its launch. Delivery of the new reactor will take place in the fourth quarter of 2011. The CRIUS II-XL reactor has been acquired for the volume production of InGaN-based high-brightness (HB) blue LED epiwafer materials. One...
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2011-12-05

LayTec belongs again to Europe‘s 500 fastest growing technology companies!

For the third time series LayTec was awarded with Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Award for Germany and the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA Award. With a sales growth of 1062% in the period 2006-2010 LayTec achieved place 8 in Germany and place 144 in the area of Europe, Middle East and Africa among the fastest growing technology companies! CEO, president and founder of LayTec, Dr. Thomas Zettler, explains the successful concept: „To receive this award three years in succession shows that we have successfully positioned LayTec in the ...
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2011-12-05

Philips Installs LED Streetlights in Durban

Royal Philips Electronics has installed 149 LED streetlamps in six streets around the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC). The new street lighting is part of a joint initiative by Philips, State-owned power utility Eskom, the Department of Environmental Affairs and the eThekwini municipality, to demonstrate the significant advances being made in energy-efficient LED lighting. The new lighting offers energy savings of 47.4 MWh a year, or 26% when compared with the older 250 W metal halide street lights they replaced, and at the same time provides sup...
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2011-12-02

AIXTRON Receives An Order from Arima Changzhi

AIXTRON SE has received an order from Arima Changzhi, a JV LED manufacturing company involving Changzhi High Tech Industry Investment Co., China, and Taiwan Arima Optoelectronics, for three 42x2-inch wafer configuration AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD systems as well as three 11x4-inch wafer configuration AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD systems. A local AIXTRON service support team will install all reactors.And AIXTRON G4 MOCVD systems will be used for the production of High Brightness LEDs.  ...
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2011-12-01

Philips Announces the Largest Energy Saving LED Lighting Deal in Africa to date

Introduction of LED lighting technology offers South African businesses an estimated annual collective energy savings of ZAR 41 million (approx. EUR 4 million) and reduces 60,000 tons of CO2 Johannesburg, South Africa - Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) and Eskom (The South African state-owned utility company) today announced the largest energy saving LED lighting deal in Africa to date. Under the agreement, 200,000 Philips MasterLED lamps are being distributed through Karebo Systems at discounted prices throughout South Afr...
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2011-11-30

Philips Supports Ayala Museum for LED Illumination

Philips has partnered with Ayala Museum by providing subsidized lighting using LED  units. At the signing of a memorandum of agreement, Rico Gonzales, country manager of Philips Electronics and Lighting noted that LED is fast becoming the standard of lighting for commercial and residential use due to its longevity and low-energy consumption. Philips’ 35-watt Luxspace LED units have replaced 120-watt incandescent lamps, which results in energy savings of up to 70 percent. In addition, Philips also installed its Dynalite lighting controls to allow the...
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2011-11-30

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA - LayTec belongs again to the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa!

For the third time in series LayTec was awarded with Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Award for Germany and the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA Award. With a sales growth of 1062% in the period 2006-2010 LayTec achieved place 8 in Germany and place 144 among the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa! CEO, president and founder of LayTec, Dr. Thomas Zettler, explains the successful concept: „To receive this award three years in succession shows that we have successfully positioned LayTec in the marke...
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2011-11-29

Oslon Square from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Makes Even Better Use of Light

Maximum flexibility, minimal size OSRAM Opto Semiconductors new LED, the Oslon Square, opens up a wide range of possible uses, including designer luminaires for the home or office, retrofits and street lights. The LED is available in many different versions with different color temperatures. It can be operated with different currents, making it extremely versatile. Its reflective package makes even better use of the light and increases system efficiency in all versions. The Oslon Square can be used in a wide range of applications, from cool designer luminaires to b...
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2011-11-29

Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe Confirms OSRAM Patents

Malaysian LED manufacturer Dominant violates OSRAM intellectual property rights The higher regional court Karlsruhe confirmed that Malaysian LED manufacturer Dominant is illegally using or has used OSRAM AG technology with seven patents. As the court of first instance, the regional court Mannheim already reached the same verdict regarding three of these patents on July 25, 2007. OSRAM had sued the manu-facturer on several patents and industrial properties. “The ruling of the court of appeal in Karlsruhe is an important confirmation of our intellectu...
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2011-11-23

Khatod Lenses for Power LEDs

Since 1985, Khatod has developed many optical solutions based on Fresnel Technology. Our designers and engineers have created some of the most innovative products by merging this old technology with the most advanced scientific methods and technologies. 2011 marks for Khatod an important step forward in the development of a new series of  Fresnel Optics. Many years of research and development in our Labs, together with a continuous cooperation with premier producers of high quality polymers, specific for their optical and technical properties, have led to the creation...
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2011-11-21

Philip’s Inspection Lights for Christmas Gifts

There is Philip’s new range of handheld inspection lights suggested for Christmas gifts. Philip’s latest range would make a great stocking filler, particularly for car and their mechanical functions enthusiasts. The so-called ‘baby’ of the range features six LED lights. The ‘baby’ also features a ‘seventh’ light at the top of the pen so that it can double up as a torch. This waterproof, damage resistant (Philips’ inform us that it endured a 1.5m test drop without sustaining any damage), pen-sized inspection light provides a ...
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2011-11-18

Toshiba’s LED Lighting Lights up The Louvre Pyramid

According to Toshiba , it has completed the first stage of renewing external lighting at the Louvre, and it will continute to install the warm glow of new LED lighting in the Pyramid, the three pyramidions and the Colbert pavilion of the Louvre on December 6. The Louvre museum recognized the value of replacing the old, high energy xenon lighting with LEDs, and selected Toshiba as its partner in this endeavor. Toshiba has delivered and installed its latest LED products and fittings. Working in close collaboration, Toshiba and the Louvre have designed the lighting to ...
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2011-11-17

Leipzig ‘s Historic Schinkel Street Gets LED Makeover

The historic Schinkel street lights in the city of Leipzig has got an LED makeover with Braun Lighting Solutions of Berlin and Future Lighting Solutions. Compared with the 85W power consumption of the lamps they replace, the LED lamps consume only 22W. It is expected to reduce the street lights’ CO2 emissions by 60.8 tonnes per year. Future Lighting Solutions helped in the design phase by providing a simulation of the first prototype, implemented at its Lighting Resource Center in Montreal, Canada. It also helped with the selection of electronic lig...
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2011-11-16

LED-lighting Company Nualight Received 2011 London Cleantech Connect Awards

LED-lighting company Nualight, which is a venture capital-backed firm that specialises in the lighting of food retail displays, has won the overall Judges Award at the 2011 Cleantech Connect Awards in London. Some of the hottest and fastest-growing green-tech firms in Europe came down to the final 10 at the awards. The 10 finalists came from a variety of clean-tech sectors, including water, solar, smart grid, transportation, and energy efficiency.According to the organisers, the Judges Award is given to "the overall favourite, a leading contender in all categories. ...
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2011-11-16

Greenlux Finland Partners with Fagerhult on Sale of LED Luminaries

Finnish-based lighting design firm Greenlux Finland Ltd, has developed a partnership with AB Fagerhult, the largest company in the lighting industry in the Nordic Countries. According to their agreement, Greenlux will deliver LED luminaries suitable for general lighting to Fagerhult for marketing and sale under the Fagerhult brand name. The first targets for collaboration will include large-scale projects in which the number of units in a single sale, when completed, will be larger than the total number of units produced by Greenlux in three years.   ...
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2011-11-15

Dialight’s DuroSite LED High Bay Receive LUX Magazine's Industrial Retrofit of the Year Award

Recently, Dialight’s DuroSite LED High Bay has recevied an industry award, this time for LUX magazine's Industrial Retrofit of the Year. The award was collected by customer Paul Cope, Managing Director of March Foods, at the first annual LUX Live trade show. The winning installation is a 6,500 sq metre warehouse facility in Cambridgeshire where the 150W Dialight LED High Bays paired with occupancy sensors replaced 84 450W high pressure sodium fittings, resulting in more than 70% energy savings, while reducing the amount of CO2 emissions b...
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2011-11-15

Osram: Power Topled Now with 80 Percent Higher Output

New infrared Power Topled with Nanostack technology The new Power Topled with lens (SFH 4258S/4259S) from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has an 80 percent higher optical output than the standard version of the infrared LED – despite the same surface area and the same current. This boost comes from a special thin-film chip which, thanks to Nanostack technology, has not just one but two p-n junctions that are grown one on top of the other. The resultant increased range will above all benefit applications in the security sector and in gesture recognition. More l...
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2011-11-15

The Apron Lighting System at Innsbruck Airport: ewo Provides the World’s First Solution with Energy-saving LED Technology

The worldwide traffic movement presents a considerable burden for the environment – even public transport carriers in the aviation industry. Therefore, Innsbruck Airport has declared preventive environmental protection measures to be an integral part of its corporate strategy and focuses on sustainable solutions for the expansion of airport infrastructures: The apron lighting systems developed by ewo focuses completely – in a hitherto globally unique method – on energy-saving LED technology. The 14 high mast systems with varying mounting heights (ranging from 13...
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Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE